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Fire fighters, ambulance and police personnel waste no time answering an alarm. Everything they do is calculated and rehearsed to save every possible second. The trouble is they can’t always find your house in a hurry. Why? Because the house numbers can’t be seen or can’t be read instantly from the street. Failing to provide a clear marking of your address may be inviting disaster in the event of an emergency where precious seconds may mean the difference.
Some reasons your house numbers cannot be read quickly:
Suggested methods of addressing your house:
Fire fighters, ambulance, and police personnel are ready to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - but you must take a little time yourself to display your house number clearly, so they can find where you are.
This message brought to you by the City of Carbondale Fire Department along with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. If you would like more information, please contact the Administrative Fire Office at 457-3234.